If you’re interested in vocal music, you’ll find many opportunities to become involved at Hill-Murray. The choral music program offers elective courses for grades 6-12 that focus on vocal technique, musicianship, reading skills, performance practice, and life-long learning. Students who choose choir in middle school and high school perform throughout the year at school Masses, concerts at Hill-Murray, as well as venues outside of the school.
Music classes at Hill-Murray encourage you to grow in service to the community, team building, and respect for others. Develop life-long appreciation for music as you experience the arts, practice and perform.
If you are a middle school student who is interested in music or theatre and want to learn more about performing in an ensemble or being part of a music team, we encourage you to join Crescendo Choir. No audition is required.
If you’re a high school student interested in working and performing as a musical team, we encourage you to join Vivace Choir. You’ll have the chance to sing with the ensemble at Hill-Murray sporting events, and we participate in the large group contest with the Minnesota State High School League. No audition is required.
Vivace Honors Choir
If you are in grades 11 or 12, Vivace can also be taken as an honors class with permission from the instructor. If you register for Vivace Honors Choir, you’ll complete additional work outside of class, help to lead rehearsals and sectionals, and perform a solo and ensemble event in the spring. No audition is required.
We also offer vocal music cocurricular activities at Hill-Murray. We invite you to explore these options, which will allow you to get more involved in our community.
Pioneer Performers is a small vocal ensemble of select high school singers who perform at Hill-Murray concerts and community events. This group sings the national anthem at Hill-Murray sporting events, Minnesota Twins games and Minnesota State High School League tournament games. An audition is required.
Some Vivace Honors Choir members are selected by the Campus Ministry Department to lead and perform music for school Masses.
December 9, 2019 | During School Day | Mall of America Christmas Concert | MOA Rotunda
December 16, 2019 | Time TBD | Hill-Murray Christmas Music Festival | Hill-Murray
January 13, 2020 | Time TBD | St. Andrews Lutheran Church
March 5, 2020 | 3:00pm-7:00pm | Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest | North High School
March 16, 2020 | 7:00pm | March Choir Concert | Hill-Murray
April 14, 2020 | During School Day | Vocal Large Group Contest| Stillwater High School
April 25, 2020 | Time TBD | Auction | Hill-Murray
May 18, 2020 | 7:00pm | May Choir Concert | Hill-Murray